Woman charged over pepper spray

19:42, Jul 29 2013

Blenheim police charged a 23-year-old healthcare assistant with unlawfully carrying a restricted weapon, after she was found with a can of pepper spray on Friday.

Police constable Andrew Holdaway said the woman was arrested at 3.55pm at a Battys Rd property after a dispute between the occupants of the address. She was due to appear in the Blenheim District Court yesterday.

In other arrests, an 18-year-old man was arrested for wilful damage on Friday after he allegedly damaged a motor vehicle and punched a hole in a wall. The man was allegedly also breaching his bail conditions by being intoxicated. He was held in custody and was due to appear in court yesterday.

A woman vineyard worker was arrested in Seddon on Saturday after she smashed a window at her house while she was intoxicated. She is to appear in the Blenheim District Court on August 5.

A 26-year-old Frenchman was arrested at 1.35am on Sunday after he was found in Budge St incapable of looking after himself. He was held for detox and released.

At 9pm a 25-year-old unemployed man was caught driving a motor vehicle whilst disqualified from driving. The vehicle was impounded and the man was due to appear in the Blenheim District Court yesterday.


Police are making inquiries after the RD1 Store in Rai Valley was broken into twice between Wednesday, July 24, and Friday, July 26. Five 20 litre containers of iodine were taken from the shop.

Three vehicles were broken into in the Marlborough region during the weekend.

Two were in Dillons Point Rd. A car stereo was taken from one, and a wallet was taken from the other. The third car was near the Wairau Valley township, and loose change was taken from the vehicle.

Vehicle engine parts were also stolen from an Elizabeth St property during the weekend, police said.

The Marlborough Express